Doug Belshaw πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ίβ˜ οΈβœŠ is a user on social.coop. You can follow them or interact with them if you have an account anywhere in the fediverse.

Doug Belshaw πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ίβ˜ οΈβœŠ @dajbelshaw@social.coop

Dammit, I've left my well-loved bq Cervantes (open source) e-reader on a flight.

Unlikely that I'll get it back or be able to buy another one (it's discontinued).

Any suggestions for a replacement? Don't particularly want machine like a Kindle.

@mayel Thanks! Looking forward to hearing what you've been up to while I've been away πŸ‘

I registered a account a couple of months ago. Seeing my wife posting images from our trip to Instagram, I decided to start using the decentralised alternative!

pixelfed.social/dajbelshaw

Flying home from Stuttgart with my family after a two-week inter-railing adventure around Europe!

Get back late then straight into meetings tomorrow morning from 08:00... 😐

You may have noticed me doing research about the technology stacks being used by apps, this is because I'm involved in a couple federated projects (both of which are new use cases, and extending the format).

One of those (current dayjob) is (for educators to curate educational resources together), and we now decided to use for the back-end, which I explain in detail here:

docs.moodle.org/dev/MoodleNet/

I'm open for feedback & collaboration requests!

For anyone else hyperventilating at the #Firefox testing of the new #IETF standard recommendation: #DoH

You might like to hear about options to still use DoH and NOT #Cloudflare #Mozilla is not about to introduce a Single Point of Failure. It's testing a new standard via one of the early adopting DNS providers.

Anyways, here's a list of alternative DoH end-points! github.com/curl/curl/wiki/DNS-

I'm away for a bit, but if you're an dev, you should keep an eye on @mayel's timeline for an upcoming opportunity on the team. moodle.com/moodlenet

I know they're not mutually exclusive, but thing that I like about the Fediverse is its diversity, as opposed to the Indieweb folks who seem to all be white guys over 40.

Enjoying using a beta version of Changemap from @joshsharp with the project. Community can submit suggesitons directly or, as in this example, I can collect it from several places in one thread: changemap.co/moodle/moodlenet/

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Over the last few weeks, we’ve been working on UX Milestone 2 with Outlandish. This is the fourth and final screencast from that work, in which we demonstrate how we envisage sending a MoodleNet collection to a Moodle site might work.

blog.moodle.net/2018/ux-milest

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Episode 106: Keeping track of all the things

tidepodcast.org/?name=2018-08-

This week, Doug and Dai discuss MoodleNet milestones, Seth Godin’s approach to learning, assassination markets on the blockchain, keeping track of articles you want to read, and more!

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UX Milestone 2: Screencast #2

blog.moodle.net/2018/ux-milest

This workflow is all about adding an 'Alt account'. It would be interesting to hear from Fediverse users as to whether this would be a useful feature for MoodleNet (which will be based on ActivityPub).

What are the benefits? Drawbacks?

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You can keep your smart speakers. I bought a Sony bluetooth soundbar (with subwoofer) off eBay last year for about Β£35 and it kicks some hairy ass.

I mention this because my neighbours have been *very* loud with their construction work, so I've felt no compunction at cranking it up today!

I've started putting together a list of apps, focused on implementations of , documenting their status and what tech stack they're (being) built with: ethercalc.org/fediverse-stacks

This is a publicly editable doc, so would appreciate corrections/additions, and feedback especially from fediverse devs, but also from instance admins and users:

- What app/implementation/stack did you try?
- Pros/cons you encountered
- What stack & libraries would you choose if starting today?

As promised, an update on my use of @disroot

I've found the service useful, having switched from Feedly to NextCloud News for RSS, and upgraded storage to 54GB to host photos and other files.